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5dr Wgn Man XRS FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man XRS FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man XRS FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man XRS FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto XRS FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto XRS FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto XRS FWD (SE)
Vibe GT
  • Vibe 1.8L
  • Vibe 2.4L
  • Vibe AWD
  • Vibe GT
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $20,760 $20,875 $14,750
Invoice $18,994 $19,936 $14,236
Avg. Paid $11,667 $10,611 $9,035

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.2 8.9
Critics' Rating 7.3 8.1 9.8
Performance 6.7 7.1 8.2
Interior 7.6 7.5 9.1
Operating Cost 8.2 8.1 8.4
Safety 9.2 9.2 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Above-average safety score
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Few standard interior features
  • Uninspiring performance
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas L4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy 21 City / 28 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Compact Car 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 102.4 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 172.1 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 69.5 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 61.4 61.4 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3140 3075 2489

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 114 91.4 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 40.5 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.3 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 52.3 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.4 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.2 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.6 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 43.7 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 61.5 49.4 57.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 158 @ 6000 158 @ 6000 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 162 @ 4000 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 38.1 36.9 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Indpendent Double Wishbone Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard